Flattened PDF Export Should Retain Outlines/Bookmarks & Hyperlinks
I see that outlines and bookmarks are preserved if you select "Editable" in the export options, but I would like these things to be preserved for "Flattened" PDFs too.
In other words, it would be great if outlines, bookmarks, and hyperlinks would be preserved in exported PDF when the file format is set to “Flattened” in the export options.
This is because (1) only "Flattened" PDFs include the embedded handwriting recognition layer upon export, and (2) "Flattened" PDFs are significantly smaller (and don't lag in other PDF viewers, like "Editable" PDFs do).
Thank you so much!
Gregory Bell commented
Bumping this idea, it really needs to be like this. Goodnotes handles highlighting much better than other apps and I'd like to "flatten" the way Goodnotes handles highlighting behind text and handwriting.
Outlines are definitely something you'd want to keep when a document is complete and requires no more editing and therefore "flattened" is the best option.
My Math notebook of this semester has 140 pages of which 20% are imported pages. The rest are handwritten by me on A4 scale.
I have got around 50 different outlines in chronological order and want to export them. The flattened version has 240 MB without outlines.
The editable goes beyond 400 MB and has outlines, but no text search.
Why cant I just export my outlines on the flattened version? That surely must be possible?
Giacomo Casalnovo commented
AGREE WITH THAT. I've asked last year and no answer received. This is the big thing to do to make GN great!.
CHUN YIP TONG commented
come on. we need this feature.
Yes please!!! This is a much needed feature.
Niclas Gediehn commented
Yes, please! Especially because scrolling through an editable PDF is super laggy on PC. I can only use the flattened PDFs on PC but without Outlines they are somewhat useless in some cases...
Keeping the Outlines on Editable docs doesn't make real sense !
We export flattened pdfs so we can consult our docs for later reading and copy / paste from any other computer / device. Outlines make sense in THIS CASE.
When you export editable pdfs, you can't select text to copy / paste and the doc is way heavier - this is true for BOTH handwritten text & text boxes !
The files are, in this case, useless for consult. So why would I need outlines in this situation?
This choice just doesn't make ANY sense !
Maybe it was easier, technically speaking, but if not I see no point in this choice !